See also: (katakana) , (hangul) , and (wéi)

TranslingualEdit

Stroke order
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Stroke order
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EtymologyEdit

口 口 口 口
Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Large seal script Small seal script

Pictogram (象形) – resembles an open mouth.

Han characterEdit

(radical 30 +0, 3 strokes, cangjie input 口 (R), four-corner 60000)

  1. mouth
  2. open end
  3. entrance, gate

Usage notesEdit

This character (口) is used within characters; if a square is instead used as an enclosure (around) a character, then the character is used instead.

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 171, character 1
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 3227
  • Dae Jaweon: page 379, character 17
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 566, character 14
  • Unihan data for U+53E3

CantoneseEdit

HanziEdit

(Jyutping hau2, Yale hau2)


HakkaEdit

HanziEdit

(POJ khéu, héu, Guangdong k'eu3, heu5 [Meixian], heu3, k'ieu3 [Hailu], Hagfa Pinyim heu3)

ReferencesEdit


JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(grade 1 “Kyōiku” kanji)

ReadingsEdit

CompoundsEdit

  • 口拍子
  • 口八丁
  • 口碑
  • 口不調法
  • 口腹
  • 口吻
  • 口癖
  • 口辺
  • 口返答
  • 口弁
  • 口味
  • 口約
  • 口裏
  • 口糧
  • 口輪
  • 口論
  • 口話法
  • 口脇
  • 口誦

NounEdit

(hiragana くち, romaji kuchi)

  1. mouth
  2. opening

KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(gu)
Eumhun:

  • Sound (hangeul): [[]] (revised: gu, McCune-Reischauer: ku)
  • Name (hangeul):  (revised: ip, McCune-Reischauer: ip)

CompoundsEdit

  • 口訣 (구결, gugyeol)

ReferencesEdit


MandarinEdit

PronunciationEdit

HanziEdit

(Pinyin kǒu (kou3), Wade-Giles k'ou3)

NounEdit

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin kǒu)

  1. mouth
    漱漱你的。shù shù nǐ de kǒu.
    Rinse your mouth out.
    这话出自你的,听来令人奇怪。zhè huà chū zì nǐ de kǒu,tīnglái lìngrén qíguài.
    This sounds strange in your mouth.
  2. entrance, opening, mouth (of object)
    入口 entrance; 出口 exit;
  3. hole, cut
    口子 hole; 伤口 wound

ClassifierEdit

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin kǒu)

  1. measure word for thing with a mouth ( people, animals, guns )
  2. measure word for bites or mouthfuls
    我可以吃一吗? wǒ kěyǐ chī yīkǒu ma?
    Can I have a bite?

Proper nounEdit

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin kǒu)

  1. Kangxi radical 30

CompoundsEdit

  • 口轻
  • 口若悬河
  • 口诵
  • 口诉
  • 口算
  • 口哨儿
  • 口舌
  • 口实
  • 口试
  • 口是心非
  • 口授
  • 口述
  • 口水
  • 口说无凭
  • 口谈
  • 口题
  • 口条
  • 口头
  • 口头禅
  • 口头福
  • 口头交
  • 口头文学

ReferencesEdit

  • "" (in Mandarin/English), MDBG English to Chinese dictionary ( Based on CC-CEDICT ). URL accessed on 2014-02-14.
  • "Jukuu" (in Mandarin/English), Jukuu. URL accessed on 2014-03-03.

Middle ChineseEdit

Han characterEdit

(*kǒu)


Min NanEdit

HanziEdit

(POJ kháu (khau2), khió (khio2), khó• (kho•2), káu (kau2))


VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(khẩu)

Last modified on 15 April 2014, at 11:19